UNILAG Ex-lecturer Jailed 21 Years :
UNILAG Ex-lecturer Jailed 21 Years
Punch Newspaper has today, 20th February 2020 reported that an Ikeja High Court on Thursday sentenced a former part-time lecturer in the University of Lagos, Akin Baruwa, to 21 years imprisonment for raping an 18-year-old admission-seeker.
Justice Josephine Oyefeso, while sentencing Baruwa, described his action as heinous.
Oyefeso held that the sentence should serve as a deterrent to others.
She said, “The offence committed against this young lady was a violation of her chastity which would have left huge emotional scars from which I pray and hope she will recover.
“I cannot begin to imagine the physical and mental trauma she has had to endure from the man whom she considered her father’s friend, a community leader who should have known better. This is a shame.
“This is a crime that not only offends the survivor, it offends her family, it offends the society at large, it also offends God.
“I find you Baruwa Afeez Akin guilty of rape contrary to Section 258(1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2011, and I hereby convict you accordingly.
“In line with Section 258 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2011, Baruwa Afeez Akin is hereby sentenced to 21 years imprisonment.”
Reacting to the judgement of the court, the Director of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, Yhaqub Oshoala, commended the judge.
He said, “My Lord, this is a well-considered judgement of this court and this will show that this state has zero tolerance for such crimes. The convict took advantage of a weak and disadvantaged person.
“This will go a long way to resound the fact that neither the state nor the society will accept this kind of behaviour; there are many students out there who are weak and unprotected. This will serve as a warning to people of the convict kind to stop such acts.”
This content was sourced from Punch (UNILAG Ex-lecturer Bags 21 Years Imprisonment)
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